Schell Games, makers of I Expect You to Die (2016), have announced their hit spy-themed puzzle game is going to be a day-one launch title for Quest.
Initially debuting as a demo on Oculus Rift developer kits in 2015, I Expect You To Die went on to become one of the industry’s most successful games to date. Available across PSVR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift (a Touch launch title), the escape room puzzle game surpassed $3 million in revenue in September 2018.
In the game, players take on the roll of an elite secret agent, and try to escape a bevy of patently Bond-style traps, all of which are designed to kill you if your wits aren’t sharp enough. Using motion controllers, you solve puzzles to live and progress, or fail and get blown up, lasered, or snuffed out in a number of fun and creative ways.
That said, I Expect You to Die has aged extremely well despite being one of the first wave of VR games to exit the gate, making it an ideal entry into the 50+ launch titles promised by Oculus.
To boot, CEO of Schell Games Jesse Schell says the studio is planning to continue its efforts to expand the game with free, new content coming later this year.
Furthermore, the studio announced that I Expect You To Die will be among the many games available for cross-buy on Quest. Oculus is promoting cross-buy functionality with Quest to developers, meaning if you already purchased the game through the Oculus Store for Rift, you’ll be able to download it for free when Quest hits your doorstep. This is less than a rule, and more of a suggestion by Oculus, so not all games will necessarily feature cross-buy.
And when exactly can we expect to start defusing complicated bombs and getting blown to smithereens when we inevitably fail?With F8 rapidly approaching, Facebook could use the venue as an opportunity to announce the official launch day for Quest, the $400 standalone VR headset.
We’ll have feet on the ground in San Jose, California for the Facebook’s annual dev conference, which takes place between April 30th and May 1st.